From the Post:
Anthony Shadid, Beirut bureau chief of The Washington Post, yesterday was named a winner of the Edward Weintal Prize for International Reporting from Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Carlotta Gall, an Afghanistan-based correspondent for the New York Times, also received the award.
The recipients were cited for their outstanding reporting and analysis over the past year. Casimir Yost, director of the institute, said the journalists “offered clarity and a deeper understanding of the most pressing issues of our time.” Special citations were awarded to Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers and Martin Smith of PBS’s “Frontline.”
Edward Weintal, a former Polish diplomat and longtime diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek, established an endowment at Georgetown to recognize outstanding journalists covering diplomacy and international affairs. The prize has been awarded annually since 1975.
Shadid, 38, covers the Middle East for The Post, and previously reported for the Boston Globe and the Associated Press. He received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Iraq war. He is the author of “Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War” and “Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, and the New Politics of Islam.”